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Visit Pico island in a day

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Visit Pico island in a day

Pico Island Van Tour

Pico island

Touring the island in its most emblematic features, in a single day, from the north coast with its sweet, intoxicating wine production, to the south with its magnificent lagoons and views over endless horizons from the belvederes…

On the way, there will be spaces completed with natural swimming pools, plateau, villages, and delicate birds. Move yourself with the bonds that link this journey to the history of whalers in the small, forsaken villages, and to the rough scenery of an island that seems forever wrecked at sea.

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Tour starts Madalena
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Duration 8H
  • Includes

    • Certified guide
    • Taste of local wine
    • Lunch in a local restaurant
    • Museum entrance in Lajes do Pico
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    Pico island has a rich diversity of landscapes. See the indomitable coast that merges with the deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Enjoy the volcanic origins of the island and its extensive lava fields.

    You will also pass through the exuberant endemic vegetation and beautiful lagoons that are still today the house of different resident and migratory birds.

    In a comfortable van, we will discover the beauty, culture, history and gastronomy of Pico. And the privilege will be to meet and talk with locals who always have interesting stories to tell!

    • Cachorro

      – We will start our tour along the North Coast with stops in Cachorro and Lajido – ancient wine production places. There, we will find typical adegas (wine cellars) and other places associated with the golden wine age that lasted over 200 years, such as little ports, tidal wells, distilleries and much more.

      – Take the chance to taste the local wine.

    • São Roque

      – From here we continue in the direction of São Roque.

      – There we will get to know one of the many natural pools that are also very appreciated by the local community.

    • Lagoa do Capitão

      – Crossing to the South Coast, we can enjoy excellent views of the ocean and the neighboring island São Jorge. Once at the top, we will visit Lagoa do Capitão, one of the most beautiful lakes in Pico.

      – It is part of the protected landscape area of “zona central”. It is also a good place to observe resident and migratory birds as well as the native vegetation.

    • Lunch at a Local Restaurant

      – Experience some of the most delicious traditional dishes the Azores has to offer. We will have lunch at one of the local restaurants on the island.

    • Lajes do Pico

      – After lunch, we will discover the traditional village of Lajes do Pico. It is not only the first settlement of the island but also the Azorean whaling capital.

      – Besides wine, whaling played a big role in the History of the Azores. Lajes is a picturesque little village.

      – Enjoy a walk through the narrow streets and a guided visit to the whaler’s museum.

    • Criação Velha

      – Before returning back to Madalena along the South Coast, we will stop in the vineyards of Criação Velha.

      – It is one of the most emblematic places to understand why Pico’s vineyard landscape was classified UNESCO Heritage in 2004.

    Departure Point

    Rua Conselheiro Terra Pinheiro, nº3, 9950-329 Madalena (Hotel Caravelas) | Free pick up in Madalena municipality (select this option during the checkout process). Our staff will contact you on the day before the tour takes place.

    Departure Time

    Please select a date on the calendar on the top right hand side of this program page and check the available schedule.

    Return Point

    Returns to original departure point

    Why Futurismo

  • 100+ Breathtaking experiences

    Venture beyond the extraordinary. Unrivaled adventure

  • Azores Travel Experts

    Largest tour operator in the Azores with 30 years of experience

  • Environmental Education

    At Futurismo, we think that educating and raising awareness among the young ones is very important for the future

  • Friendly Help

    We’re here to make your experience incredible. Reach us by phone, email, or WhatsApp

  • Helping Social Solidarity Institutions

    Apart from being a responsible tour operator, we also have a social commitment with many local organizations

  • Plan your Pico Island Van Tour

    What to bring?

    • Comfortable light clothes
    • Sweater, raincoat
    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • Water and snacks

    Advisory

    • If you have any food restriction, please inform us at least 48h before the tour

    Good to know

    Cancellation policy

    • Cancellations up to 48 hours before the tour, no penalties are applied
    • Cancellations up to 24 hours: 50% of the total amount will be charged
    • Cancellations less than 24 hours or no-show: full amount will be charged
    • If the weather conditions do not allow the activity to be done safely, we will cancel it and contact you suggesting an alternative date or provide a full refund.

    Booking confirmation policy

    • You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of successful booking.

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    F.A.Q.s

    Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

    Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

    How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

    Is this an adventure kind of tour?

    It is a great adventure, but not physically demanding.

    What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

    What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

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